78 episodes

Tabletop D&D 5E (DND 5e) Real / Actual Play gaming podcast set in the world of Varian. Come and join us as we venture into the action, mystery, and intrigue of Dungeons and Dragons!

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The Stubborn Heroes: A D&D Podcast The Stubborn Heroes: A D&D Podcast

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    • 4.8, 27 Ratings

Tabletop D&D 5E (DND 5e) Real / Actual Play gaming podcast set in the world of Varian. Come and join us as we venture into the action, mystery, and intrigue of Dungeons and Dragons!

Patreon.com/stubbornheroes
Stubbornheroes.com

Make sure to rate us, and follow us!

Twitter: @stubbornheroes
Adam the DM: @omidiious
Facebook: facebook.com/stubbornheroes

Have any questions? Send us an email at stubbornheroes@hotmail.com We love hearing from you! Remember to keep those dice rolling!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings
27 Ratings
Foxy dud ,

Congrats, Guys! You rolled a nat 20

THE BEST. PODCAST. EVER. I listen to this and laugh all frickin day and night. Adam even emailed me back and it’s just very nice. It has helped become a better dm because of it. Still sad the necromancer didn’t stick the staff up his butt but ya know... 😂😂😂 thanks for making my day, Stubborn Heroes!!

Trillsurge ,

Great story telling podcast

A great pathfinder story telling podcast.

oak_mahogany ,

I have a problem with the DM's style

*Disclaimer: I go into plot spoilers and examples in this, so read at your own risk, but I feel the points are valid.

I started this podcast and I legitimately enjoyed it. The setting is intriguing, I love the characters, and the plot is great. But I wrote this review cause I really have a hard time with the DM style. I DM myself, and I feel that a good DM empowers their characters to move through a plot they design, but the players have a control over the plot and their actions truely matter. I'm also a firm believer of the "yes, and" rule, where you never fully say no to a player, no matter how crazy their request is. So it really annoys me when I'm a player or I'm listening to a podcast and I feel like the DM kind of disregards that. There are examples throughtout the podcast where Adam cuts off players, or says no to them, tells them they can't do something even before they try the check, or doesn't inform brand new players of the existance of medicine checks and then smiles as they almost die because of it, and I get that alot of my irritaiton there is personal game preference and probably some nit-pickery.

But what modivated me to write this was episode 12. Previously, in episode 5, the party had made a deal with a otherworldy demon creature to save a character's neice while freeing the creature from imprisonment. The the deal clearly subtly favored the creature, so it wasn't a surprise to see it again in episode 12. What was a surprise, was it killing a player in the space of 5 minutes. The DM prompts a player to go walking out from town at night, they get assulted, get dropped to one health in one hit, is essentially told that none of their attacks can do anything, and then is ripped limb from limb. Initiative isn't even rolled.

It felt like one of the core components of a machine had been ripped out. There wasn't a big fight or real point to the death. It felt like Adam just stamped on a beloved character for plot and shock value. That's what really irritated me. As a DM, and as the DM of a live play podcast, you should view character development is a great and wonderful thing that keeps the audience and the players invested, and to pretty much purposefully kill off a character is a great way to make players feel like their actions don't drive the plot at all, it's just the DM's wim.

Imagine being normal 3rd level character's and the DM just decides to throw a red dragon at you to show he's in charge. It would make you feel like you don't have control over the game. I think the worst part was Adam's smug tone when he literally said "yeah, you're dead, you can rip up that character sheet."

In conclusion, if you don't play dnd or you don't care that much about these things, this podcast is good. Like I said, the setting, characters, and plot are great. But I don't know if I'll be able to keep listening when I feel like the DM doesn't respect the actions and narrative power of the characters, and is willing to kill them off in a pompous manner and then spend all of the next episode taking away from the quality plot to introduce a new character.

*Disclaimer: I'm only on episode 13, so it might get better but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep listening to see.

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